Category Archives: OUI

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Drug Recognition Experts in Maine: Is The System Flawed?

 

In today’s video, H&H Law Center’s Merritt Heminway talks about the use of Drug Recognition Experts and the role one played in a recent case in Bangor. Watch the video to learn more.

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DUI in Maine: Understanding It, Fighting It

 

Getting pulled over for a DUI in Maine is a scary thing, and there is a lot of uncertainly around the how the laws work and how you can defend yourself if you are wrongfully accused of driving under the influence.  In today’s video, Devens Hamelin breaks down what to expect from the moment the blue lights turn on.

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DUI in Maine

 

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Accidentally Breaking the Law and Strict Liability

When is it OK to make someone a criminal if the criminal act was an accident?  So called “strict liability crimes” (where the State doesn’t have to prove you meant to commit the crime) are everywhere from driving offenses to statutory rape.  When we punish people, is it OK to lock them up for their mistakes instead instead of true malicious acts?
Vice: “If You Accidentally Break the Law, Are You a Criminal?”

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Driving Stoned: Can the Cops Tell If You Are High?

Marijuana and Alcohol are very different drugs, yet when it comes to an OUI charge, some want to treat them the same.  Testing for the presence of THC in the blood stream as a way to help build the State’s case against a person accused of driving impaired is problematic.  Even if we assume it is possible to determine impairment of some kind at some time based upon the level of THC in the blood, how can we possibly determine marijuana induced impairment at the time of driving?
Bangor Daily News: “Group splits on how Maine would define pot users’ OUI” (12/15/2015)

 

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OUI Lawyer in Portland Maine

If you get pulled over for an OUI in the state of Maine, the consequences can be extremely serious. It is incredibly important to have an attorney on your side to help you.

 

OUI Defense Lawyers in Portland Maine

Maine is strict about drivers operating under the influence, even refusing an intoxilyzer test by a police officer will result in a suspension of your driver’s license. What people sometimes don’t immediately consider about getting their license suspended is the series of related hardships that can follow. Unless you live right downtown in Portland, getting to work can be very difficult, doing normal errands can be very difficult, everyday things that you may take for granted with a driver’s license become very difficult.

That is why if you are accused of drunk driving, you need to get an attorney involved as soon as possible.

To find out more about how we can help with DUI cases, please visit: DUI Lawyers in Maine

Please email us at inquiries@hhlawcenter.com or call (207) 221-6363.

OUI Defense Lawyers in Portland Maine